The boomer attitude of ‘Me first and damn the consequences’ has been a disaster for the country – author says.
Baby boomers aren’t happy with Bruce Cannon Gibney.
The author’s been getting a lot of angry mail since his new book ‘A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America’ came out earlier this month.
In his book Gibney claims that much of the generation born between 1946 and 1964 is selfish – lacking in empathy and financially irresponsible.
Known as the ‘Me Generation’ the baby boomers have long been described as self-interested but never in such damning terms.’70 million Americans did appear to be sociopaths a few months ago [during the election]’ said Gibney.
‘To summarize it’s ‘Me first and damn the consequences’ he said.
Gibney says a hallmark of the boomer is an inability to plan for the future – financially and otherwise.
‘They really just don’t save and all these personal behaviors translate into international policy.
Climate is another indicator of improvidence and lack of empathy — they don’t care really care about the environment – just about themselves’.